Watford owners often come under criticism from fans for the manner in which they run their football club.

The high turnover of managers and players in recent years have been particular gripes for the Hornets’ faithful.

Due to the aforementioned, the sheer amount of young talent on the books at Watford has gone somewhat unnoticed. 

Here is a look at five youngsters that the Hornets have out on loan this season, who could make a splash in the Premier League in the near future: 

1. Adalberto Peñaranda

The Venezuelan forward signed for Watford in 2016, but due to work permit complications, has never made an appearance for the club.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed spells out on loan at then sister clubs Granada and Udinese, before signing for his current side Malaga in January last year.

Peñaranda reached the final of the Under-20 World Cup with Venezuela, where his side lost 1-0 to England; a game in which the youngster missed a crucial late penalty.

The youngster does however hold the record for the youngest ever non-Spanish player to score a brace in La Liga, breaking the record previously held by legendary Barcelona star, Lionel Messi.

2. Juan Camilo ‘Cucho’ Hernández

Cucho, aged just 18-years-old, currently plays for SD Huesca on loan, where he has impressed this season scoring 11 goals in 24 appearances.

The Colombian Under-20 international signed for Watford in July 2017, before being sent out on loan to the Spanish second division side. 

The young forward started his career for Colombian side Deportivo Pereira, where he scored 23 goals in 55 games, at the age of just 16-years-old.

Cucho Hernández, similarly to that of Peñaranda, seemingly has and will struggle with work permits in the future.

3. Isaac Success

Isaac Success already has 19 appearances for Watford, but currently is out on loan at La Liga side Malaga, until the end of this season.

The 22-year-old winger has scored just once for the Hornets – a decisive header as they came from behind to draw 2-2 with Bournemouth in October 2016.

The Nigerian international signed for Watford for a then record transfer fee, estimated to be around the £12.5m mark.

He undoubtedly has bags of potential, but criticism over his work ethic and commitment have caused issues in the past; only time will tell to see if he lives up to his billing.

4. Obbi Oulare

The 22-year-old signed for Watford from Belgium side Club Brugge, back in September 2015.

Since then, the tall Belgian striker has had loan spells at Belgium first division side Zulte Waregem and Willem II in the Eredivisie, before signing on loan for Royal Antwerp, where he currently resides.

Oulare has three appearances for Watford. His first was in an FA Cup tie against Newcastle United in early 2016 and his Premier League debut came against Swansea City during the same year.

He also has 15 appearances and 10 goals at youth level, playing for his native Belgium.

5. Pontus Dahlberg

Pontus Dahlberg is a player few would have heard of. But, aged just 19-years-old and already a full Swedish international, perhaps he is the one to keep an eye on the most.

The young goalkeeper signed a five year deal with Watford on deadline day in the January transfer window, which will see him on the books at the club until 2023.   

He signed for the Hornets from IFK Gothenburg and is now back on loan at the Swedish club until the summer of 2018.

With Watford’s number one, Heurelho Gomes’ contract due to expire in May 2018, could we see Dahlberg at Vicarage Road soon?

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